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Rivers Edge Family Campground

Camping, Laundromat
1101 River's Edge Road
724-628-4880

Rivers Edge Family Campground is located on the Great Allegheny Passage, in Connellsville PA

Directions: Located between trail and river.
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Rivers Edge Family Campground in Connellsville
Bella from Houston, TX on 08/27/2020 11:51 PM:
Website only allows 2 night reservation. Not convenient for bike/tent camping.

 
Casey D from Pittsburgh on 08/30/2020 07:56 PM:
The River's Edge Campground has a specific area for bicycle campers. I don't believe it is part of their normal booking system, but it is a big fenced in field, and there is plenty of room to get bikers in there. You should not need to make reservations, as I don't believe they've ever been full. I hope this helps.

 
Rivnuts from Homestead, ramp on 08/31/2020 11:02 PM:
I agree with Casey D's observation. The biker's tent area quite under utilized. I rarely see any, let alone, multiple tents there. I just went past there a week ago and there was just one tent up. Further, I've tented there a couple of times without any reservation

The 2-night online reservation limit may well be targeted at the weekend RV campers. The RV areas are quite full.

If you truly want to tent there, I'd call them to get the applicable info for tents there.

 
Liam from ohio on 09/18/2020 01:00 PM:
ok. I found the discussion! Any hammock poles or trees for us here?

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 09/18/2020 04:33 PM:
The area for tents was developed along with an RV parking area expansion about 3 years ago. Having ridden by that area several times, there are few, if any, trees there. I’d call them to verify my observation or perhaps they have an alternate area with trees especially on the side of the trail next to the river.

 
Rivnuts from Homestead,PA on 09/18/2020 04:34 PM:
The area for tents was developed along with an RV parking area expansion about 3 years ago. Having ridden by that area several times, there are few, if any, trees there. I’d call them to verify my observation or perhaps they have an alternate area with trees especially on the side of the trail next to the river.

Rivers Edge Family Campground in Connellsville
Liam from ohio on 09/17/2020 03:16 PM:
it is absurd to offer bike sites, but have a 2 night minimum stay. I would just have a transient hiker biker area, and charge per person. 8

 
John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 09/17/2020 09:50 PM:
Liam, look about 3/4ths the way down this forum page where this exact complaint was brought up. In short, the 2 night requirement is for RV’s not hiker/bikers with tents.

 
Liam from ohio on 09/18/2020 12:53 PM:
Ok, I will try and check that information. Still trying to locate above comments. Will probably call the campground to confirm. If booking online the site will not let me book for one night, or its not easy to find.

Rivers Edge Family Campground in Connellsville
SwollenKnee from Collingswood, NJ on 05/16/2011 02:21 PM:
If coming from Pittsburgh, you can get food delivered here from Connellsville and avoid an 8 mile round trip back. Not much of a site for trail goers - primarily an RV park - but convenient. Ice cream shop, nice bath house, laundry. Trains are noisy, though.